Stay tuned for changes to this year’s concert series.

Celebrating 31 years of bringing beautiful music to Cape May, the Cape May Music Festival presents classical, chamber, jazz and more each year.

Unfortunately, it’s become apparent that Covid 19 will prevent us from presenting the mainstage Cape May Music Festival season our audiences have come to enjoy. We are working now with our partners/ensembles in residence, including the Bay Atlantic Symphony and New York Chamber Ensemble, to develop alternate offerings that can be safely streamed at home so you can still experience this wonderful music. We will keep you up to date with plans as they unfold. If at all possible, we would like to present one or two live open-air performances, including the Atlantic Brass Band during our Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 21. We’ll share those plans as they become available.

We are hopeful that we will return to live performance for the 2021 Music Festival and are awaiting the announcement from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts on funding for the 2021 season. We eagerly anticipate the return of our ensembles in residence, the New York Chamber Ensemble and the Bay Atlantic Symphony, and the joy of live music in our venues.

Free Concerts

ATLANTIC BRASS BAND

a female trombone player for the atlantic brass band

Saturday, Nov. 21: 5pm
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.

The Atlantic Brass Band, under the baton of Salvatore Scarpa, presents a program of wonderful Holiday favorites, the perfect opening of our Holiday Preview Weekend and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Co-sponsored by Cape May MAC and the City of Cape May. (Rain date: Nov. 22)

Free Concert

BACKTRACK VOCALS

Backtrack Vocals, a 5 piece a capella group

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Enjoy exciting arrangements that transform familiar tunes and showcase the top-notch vocal (and beatboxing) abilities of the hit A cappella group Backtrack Vocals.

Free Concert

Classical Concerts

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER PLAYERS

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

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Episcopal Church of the Advent
612 Franklin St.

New Jersey’s premier chamber ensemble returns to the 2020 Cape May Music Festival series for a program from a classical repertoire.
Program TBD. 

Tickets $20 (adult); $15 (senior), $5 (student)

NEW YORK CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

New York Chamber Ensemble playing during the Cape May MAC Music Festival

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Episcopal Church of the Advent
612 Franklin St.

Enjoy a performance by the New York Chamber Ensemble.

Tickets $20 (adult); $15 (senior), $5 (student)

BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY

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First Presbyterian Church
500 Hughes St.

Enjoy the annual concert with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony led by conductor Jed Gaylin.
Program TBD.

Tickets $25 (adult); $20 (senior), $15 (student)

Jazz Concerts

PAULA JOHNS

Paul Johns, singer & performer

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“THE REAL ME”
From R &B, Classical, to Jazz… Be it, R&B, Classical or Jazz, there are songs and certain artists that have inspired and touched Paula throughout her life that have pushed her into some of the musical choices she has made.

Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors), $10 (students)

GEORGE MESTERHAZY TRIBUTE CONCERT

George Mesterhazy

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The 9th Annual George Mesterhazy concert featuring Tim Lekan, Bob Shomo and Paula Johns, under the musical direction of Barry Miles, in a tribute to Cape May’s favorite Jazz pianist and the Great American Songbook.

Tickets $25 (adult); $20 (senior); $10 (student)

Culinary Events

BACH’S LUNCHES

3 violinist standing outside of the carriage house on the emlen physick estate getting read to play a bach's lunch

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Vintage Restaurant
1048 Washington St.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at Vintage restaurant as you listen to members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony perform.

Tickets $35

CHAMPAGNE JAZZ BRUNCH

Mary Lou Newman

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Aleathea’s Restaurant
at the Inn of Cape May
7 Ocean St.

Enjoy a leisurely brunch while Mary Lou Newnam on saxophone, clarinet and flute and Sonny Troy on guitar perform selections from the Great American Songbook. Tickets are sold through the Inn of Cape May, 609-884-5555

Tickets $40

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